The events of June 2010 have irrevocably changed the lives of residents of the cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad. During these days many families lost their loved ones, found themselves homeless and basic living conditions. Many human stories will remain a sad mark in the memory of people, as a reminder of those tragic days. One of these stories is about the Kozubayev family. We first met this family in September 2010, and after that we could not forget a single member of this family - not the head of the family, Gulnara, or her elderly mother, or her six small children.
The life of Gulnara, a resident of Osh, would have been quite ordinary if not for those June days. A year ago, her family lived, like most others, with a small income to support the family and raise children. The father of the family worked as a postman at the local post office, got bread, dressed and shod his children, Gulnara ran the household. They lived confidently on their land with a small farm and livestock, no better, but no worse than others. In the spring of 2010 the family suffered grief - the head of the family, the only breadwinner and support of the family, suddenly passed away. And, as they say, trouble does not come alone: the tragic June events were a crushing blow to the fate of this family - their house and all the acquired property - an old car and livestock - were burned to the ground. The family was left without anything - no home, no support, no means of living.
The widowed Gulnara is without work and without anyone's help, she is raising six children alone, the eldest of whom is only 14 years old, and the youngest is not yet two years old. Before the construction of the transitional housing, the family, consisting of Gulnara, her elderly mother and six small children, lived in a tent in the courtyard of the house in the heat and cold. Gulnara's family lives in Sharksky ayil okmotu, which is located in the poor outskirts of Osh, in an area where representatives of the Uzbek nationality predominantly live.
Now a family of 8 lives in transitional housing, which was built within the framework of the state program for the restoration of houses with the support of international organizations. Despite the fact that the family now has a roof over their heads, the house is practically empty - it is not suitable for a full-fledged living of a family with small children. As the owner of the house, Gulnara, says, they are in dire need of several items for the house:
4. Blankets and floor mats
5. Wardrobe for storing things
Gulnara's family periodically received humanitarian aid, but now she has no one to hope for. But even after experiencing the pain of loss and the bitterness of loss, Gulnara remains a persistent and strong-willed woman, because she has children whom she needs to raise and educate. Now she really needs help, which will give her confidence in the future, reinforce her belief that there is good in the world, hard times for her family will pass, and she and her children will be healthy and happy.